Badass Travel Itinerary for 24 Hours in Oslo, Norway

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by Ashley Smith Dec 20, 2016

There’s an almost endless number of sights to see in Oslo, Norway but sometimes you’re only given 24 hours in which to do so. Do you just kick back at the airport and wait for your next flight? Absolutely not. Armed with the Oslo Pass you can make the most out of even one day in this amazing city. These are just a few of the things you can see in that time.

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1. National Gallery of Norway

 National Gallery of NorwayOslo, NorwayHead to Oslo’s National Gallery to celebrate Oslo’s hometown hero, Edvard Munch. You’ll see such well known works as his Madonna, The Girls on the Bridge, and of course, The Scream.

2. Akershus Fortress

 Akershus FortressOslo, NorwayThe medieval Akershus Castle and Fortress was completed in the 1300s and has withstood many sieges in its history. Fast forward to 2013 and it is said to be the inspiration for the castle of Arendelle in Disney’s Frozen.

3. The Viking Ship Museum

 Viking Ship MuseumOslo, NorwayBygdøy Peninsula’s Viking Ship Museum offers visitors a close-up look at three of the best preserved Viking ships in the world and a literal treasure trove of other 1,000-year-old artifacts.

4. The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History

 The Norwegian Museum of Cultural HistoryOslo, NorwayGol Stave Church built in the year 1212.

5. The Vigeland Sculpture Park

 The Vigeland ParkOslo, NorwayOne of Gustav Vigeland’s 600 sculptures.

 The Vigeland ParkOslo, NorwayAt Frogner Park you’ll see sculptures by Oslo’s most famous artist, Gustav Vigeland. Vigeland’s life’s work involves 600 sculptures all representing the cycle of life in its many forms and stages culminating in a grand monolith centerpiece.

6. Rent Mel Bakeri og Pizzeria

 Rent Mel Bakeri og PizzeriaOslo, NorwayIn a country with as huge a coffee culture as Norway, finding a trendy spot to sip some bean juice won’t be too hard. And with only 24 hours to explore Oslo, you’re going to need all the pick-me-up-and-go you can get.

7. Norway Yacht Charter & Båtservice Sightseeing

 Norway Yacht Charter & Båtservice Sightseeing ASOslo, NorwayLocated on Norway’s southern coast at the head of the Oslofjord, maritime activities are a major part of Oslo’s culture and history.

8. Citybox Oslo

 Citybox OsloOslo, NorwayCitybox Oslo takes the “no employees” route offering instead a collection of DIY check-in kiosks and information booths.

9. Bygdøy ferry

 Bygdøy ferryOslo, NorwayOslo as seen from the ferry to Bygdøy Peninsula

10. Bygdøy Peninsula

 Bygdøy PeninsulaOslo, NorwayMake the short trip to the Peninsula of Bygdøy to experience four of Oslo’s greatest museums and enjoy fantastic views and some of that Norwegian maritime culture for yourself.

11. Oslo City Hall

 Oslo City HallOslo, NorwayThough most known for hosting the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, both the interior and exterior are decorated in statues and grand murals by Norwegian artists expressing the ideas of a classless society and a unified community.

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